Storm update: Some roads reopen, some remain closed
As a follow-up to the compilation of state information coverage Monday, here’s what states are saying in regards to road conditions today:
Connecticut: Gov. Dannel Malloy lifted travel bans — which included no trucks coming into the state or driving on state roads — this morning. Malloy issued the truck ban Monday, followed by a closure of roads to all drivers except emergency-related vehicles. Resources: governor.ct.gov
Delaware: Traffic signals around the state are down and drivers are advised to treat them as four-way stops. The Delaware DOT site has a list of all roads that are blocked by water either partially or fully. Tolls resumed this morning for I-95 and tolls for Route 1 will resume at 3 p.m. Resources: deldot.gov.
Maryland: Reduced speed limits of 45 mph for Interstates and U.S. Routes remain in effect and also applies to relief vehicles. Treat intersections as a four-way stop when signals are down, says MDOT. Resources: mdot.maryland.gov
New Jersey: Gov. Chris Christie says “the level of devastation at the Jersey Shore is unthinkable,” according to reports. Ports are still closed, as are the Holland Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing. Resources: panynj.gov
New York: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that Hurricane Sandy could be the worst storm to ever hit the city, according to a CNN report. New York Gov. Robert Cuomo has closed bridges statewide due to flooding and damage. Resources: @NYGovCuomo on Twitter.
Pennsylvania: At 9 a.m. this morning, PennDOT lifted speed limit and vehicle restrictions that were in place for tractor-trailers and Class 9 vehicles. In an announcement today, PennDOT said that driving through signs or traffic signals that close a road due to hazardous conditions could result in a fine of up to $500. Resources: @PennDOTNews
Virginia: All major interstates and roads are open, but more than 280 secondary roads are closed across the state, caused by flooding and downed trees. Winds are still “packing a punch,” says VDOT, and crews are treating roads for the 6 inches of snowfall that fell last night in the western part of the state. Drivers are asked to treat all intersections with down signals as four-way stops. Resources: 511.virginia.org